OTTAWA—The Liberal government will begin the process within the next “couple of weeks” of consulting Canadians on how best to proceed with an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, the country’s new indigenous affairs minister says.
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A 24-year-old Ontario woman who has “never driven a day” in her life is being hailed a hero for taking control of a public transit bus after the driver became unconscious.
Jessica Lower said she was on her way to her three-year-old son’s birthday party in Woodstock, Ont. around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday when she heard a beep.
OTTAWA—Syrian refugees being brought to Canada by the Liberal government only will be given temporary residency permits until their cases have been fully processed in Canada, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee says.
MONTREAL—The City of Montreal says it will begin dumping eight billion litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River on Wednesday.
Mayor Denis Coderre said the dump will begin at 12:01 a.m.
New Environment minister Catherine McKenna said yesterday she would permit the dump as long as certain conditions were met by the city.
TORONTO—Canadians overwhelmingly find Remembrance Day as relevant today as when it began nearly a century ago, but are split on whether younger generations properly appreciate and honour the country’s veterans, according to a new survey released days before the ceremony.
OTTAWA—Federal officials are on the hunt for a new location for the country’s marquee party for Canada Day celebrations.
A select group of companies were invited to bid on the project to find a new location near Parliament Hill for the federally-organized Canada Day bash once the Centre Block is closed in 2018 for a decade of badly-needed repairs.
MONTREAL—Four teens from western Quebec charged over threats against schools in their area now are accused in connection with a spate of bomb threats against schools in Quebec and Ontario earlier this week.
Quebec provincial police Capt. Guy Lapointe said yesterday that each of the teens now faces charges of uttering threats, conspiracy, and conveying false messages.
OTTAWA—Alberta MP Rona Ambrose stepped into Stephen Harper’s leadership shoes yesterday—albeit on an interim basis—as the Conservatives gathered for the first time since last month’s election demoted them to the official Opposition.
OTTAWA—Newly-minted Liberal MPs have passed on their chance to give backbenchers more clout and dilute the powers of their leader.
BANFF, Alta.—A couple of young tourists from Ontario managed to get away safely after doing nearly everything wrong in their encounter with a grizzly bear in Banff National Park.
Hilary Grant and her friend were on a hike when they spotted a female grizzly from a distance.